Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dokondan rice farmers in Liberia score a breakthrough

It was a joyous weekend for 300 members of the Dokondan Farmers’ Cooperative, who are cultivating lowland rice at the Gbendi rice project in...

Ugandan Ministries entangled in rice politics

Ugandan Government has waived tax on the import of brown rice effective April 2017 for the first four months to stabilise price of the...

Egypt carves out new agreement for domestic rice procurement

According to the supply ministry, the Egyptian government has agreed to pay private mills EGP 6.3 ($0.3784) per kilogram for white rice, which the...

Rice farmers in Kenya are worried about the water shortage

An acute rice shortage looms in the country due to lack of water in the giant Mwea irrigation scheme within Kirinyaga County. Farmers have...

Good rainfall helps as Mali forecasts 11 percent rise in grain output 2017-18

A West African Country, Mali expects its grain production in the 2017-18 seasons to rise by about 11 percent to 9.8 Million Metric Tonnes...

Kenya receives more rice in aid to tackle hunger by China

Kenya has got 21,366 Metric Tonnes (MT) of parboiled rice worth Sh2.25 billion to fight hunger, from China in donations. 450,000 50kg bags of...

Namibia eyes building ties with IRRI to boost its rice production

Although rice is not the Namibia's primary food staple, the government is keen on expanding rice production to improve its food security. Research has...
Zimbabwean rice millers want Government to scrap 15% rice tax plan

Zimbabwean rice millers want Government to scrap 15% rice tax plan

Zimbabwe’s rice millers want the government to halt a plan to impose a 15 percent tax on rice imports, which along with corn is...

Tanzania’s new intervention to wipe out Quelea birds to save rice

Rosemary Sitaki, Same District Commissioner, said that Tanzania plans to conduct an aerial bird control operation to wipe out Quelea birds at Ndung'u Irrigation...

Egypt intends to double its rice production with increased paddy acreage

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Egypt is expected to produce about 6.5 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT) of rice paddy this season,...

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